Monthly archive for November2013

The Bloomberg 2013-2014 Mayors Challenge: Take a Placemaking Approach

The Bloomberg 2013-2014 Mayors Challenge: Take a Placemaking Approach

Earlier this fall, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the 2013-2014 Mayors Challenge: “a competition to inspire European cities to come up with bold ideas that solve major problems and improve city life – and that ultimately can be shared with other cities.” This is a great opportunity…

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Boston’s First Parklets: Applying the Lessons outlined in “Places in the Making”

Boston’s First Parklets: Applying the Lessons outlined in “Places in the Making”

An article in the Sunday Boston Globe 11/17/13, “Parklets a work in progress after an underwhelming debut,” discusses the first two parklets in Boston (in Mission Hill and in Hyde Square in Jamaica  Plain) and describes their “uninspiring inaugural season.” Installed earlier this year, the…

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New York’s Runaway Luxury Trend:  What Micro Unit Research Says about the Housing Market

New York’s Runaway Luxury Trend: What Micro Unit Research Says about the Housing Market

We are pleased to introduce Rebecca Disbrow, project planner at CivicMoxie, who is making her CivicMoxie blog debut today.  We are lucky to have her working with us; her sharp research skills, joie de vivre, and analytical mind are indispensable, particularly in real estate advising…

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MIT Research & Paper on Placemaking

MIT Research & Paper on Placemaking

The white paper I recently published through MIT has gone viral!  I am so pleased with all the coverage…and pleased the paper can help spread the word about the benefits (and challenges) of placemaking.  The paper, titled “Places in the Making” has been featured in…

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